Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (referred to as QBPC) and IP Key China will jointly organise the EU-China Forum (Webinar) on Criminal IP Enforcement on December 1-2, with the support of the EU Delegation to China, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). The forum will bring about 200 participants online from the law-enforcement agencies, prosecution offices, business, industry associations and other IP stakeholders.
QBPC has managed to invite some important guest speakers with rich front-line experience in criminal enforcement from various public security authorities. It will cover a wide range of IP enforcement topics from the international collaboration and exchange on the criminal enforcement on IP to the new trends and challenges on the criminal enforcement, to the economic elements on the criminal IP enforcement. More importantly, the joint governance and collaboration among the IP stakeholders will be underlined during the 2-day event.
Criminal IP enforcement has long been a focus of QBPC and its members. Since its foundation, QBPC has established long-term cooperation with law-enforcement authorities of various levels. It has organized the China Forum on Criminal IP Protection for ten times and a number of regular seminars, workshops, and meetings with local public security authorities. In addition, QBPC has also been an active participant in relevant international activities, e.g. annual International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference organized by INTERPOL.
IP Key China is directed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In 2018, IP Key China supported the IP criminal law-enforcement forum at Suzhou City hosted by QBPC.